How to Replace Your Maytag Dryer’s Auto-Dry Sensor (Cycling Thermostat)

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Every dryer has more than one thermometer. These temperature sensors are designed to keep the heating process safe. Without these sensors, the dryer is at risk of overheating and even starting a fire. This is why your dryer often defaults to not heating if one of the thermometers or thermostats ceases to function. The auto-dry sensor, however, is a unique …

How to Replace the Thermal Fuse in a Non-Heating LG Dryer

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A non-heating electric LG dryer model DLE3500W can disrupt your daily schedule and lead to all sorts of chaos as you desperately try to determine the cause of the malfunction. While no-heat is a symptom attributed to a number of faulty components, a burned-out thermal fuse is one of the more common culprits. Your dryer’s thermal fuse acts as a safety device …

At-Home Ways to Fix a Dryer Not Drying

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Your washer and dryer timing can shape your whole day. Many people get a feel for how long each cycle takes and build the home chore cycle around that. It’s always best when the washer and dryer take almost exactly the same amount of time, or you can predict when each will be done and ready to move forward. Unfortunately, …

How to Find a Hidden Lint Clog in Your Dryer

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Dryers are relatively simple machines. Most of the complexity comes from the safety mechanisms meant to prevent shorts, overheating, tumbling with the door open, and excessive shaking. Everything else is simple. A heating element warms of the dryer, the drum spins, and hot air (along with lint) flows out through the vent. In the process, clothes become dry. However, if …

What to Do When Your Dryer Won’t Start

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So your dryer won’t start. Most of us discover this fact in that inconvenient moment right after loading the dryer with wet clothes. You check the settings, smack the ‘start’ button and…. nothing. Why nothing? It’s hard to say right off the bat, but with a little troubleshooting, you can often discover why a perfectly good dryer would suddenly fail …

How to Clean Your Dryer Vent

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Every so often, you will hear about a house fire on the news. In some cases, it may have been a short circuit or an accident, but sometimes, it will be because of the dryer in the home. Cloth items, when dried, will produce lint. By design, your dryer should catch that lint in the lint trap so you can …

How to Fix a Whirlpool Dryer That Won’t Properly Heat

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Household appliances make our lives easier. They turn check-lists that would normally consume large portions of our day into quick and easy tasks that can be checked off without much thought. But they aren’t without their complications and setbacks. One issue you might come across with your whirlpool dryer is that, instead of blowing hot air as it should, it …

How to Replace the Buzzer on Your Maytag Dryer

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The traditional dryer buzzer is a sound that’s hard to miss. That wall-piercing buzz was designed to reach you anywhere in the house to announce that there are warm but not-too-hot clothes ready to be folded before the perm-press bonus fades. For anyone used to relying on that sound to manage your laundry or schedule your day, having it suddenly …